A total of 122,918 passengers crossed the causeway in one day which is the fourth-highest number of passengers since its establishment in 1986. This was announced by the King Fahad Causeway Authority (KFCA) through its official social media accounts and website.
KFCA added that according to statistics, this record number of passengers that was registered on Saturday, January 4. It explained that the total number of visitors to Saudi Arabia reached 65,960 and those heading to Bahrain reached 56,958. It also noted that all travelers finished causeway procedures with record transit times.
KFCA added that 26 minutes was recorded as the average time to complete travel procedures to Bahrain during peak hours and 41 minutes as the highest time recorded, and 35 minutes was recorded the average time to complete travel procedures to Saudi Arabia during peak hours and 48 minutes as the highest time.
It is noteworthy that KFCA has earlier promised that there will be no long waiting lanes on the causeway during spring vacation as it will take the necessary procedures to facilitate the crossing of passengers. KFCA officials confirmed that the flow of traffic will be taken into consideration in the Bahraini and Saudi sides through joint and continuous coordination by all departments working on the causeway on both sides.